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Defence preparedness improved in eight years of Modi, but military must begin to punch hard

Rather than be perturbed by the controversy surrounding the Rafales, the Modi government should quickly move in and decide on more fighters for the Air Force.

American SiG Sauer rifle fine for Army—for now. Indian firms should be Modi govt’s priority

The repeat order of SiG 716 rifles from the US shows that Army is in desperate need of modern rifles. But the govt shouldn't depend on foreign supplies too much.

India’s defence offset contracts are in shambles, need a revamp

A number of the 57 offset contracts signed so far have resulted in penalties with the number expected to rise.

Chinese Navy is the largest in the world, but not the best. Don’t underestimate it though

As PLA Navy celebrates its 73rd anniversary and massive fleet, there’s a message for the world – it is only a matter of years before Chinese put their house in order.

Thank you Chetak, but your 60th anniversary also reminds us what’s wrong with Indian defence

During the past 10 years, around 15 Chetak and Cheetah helicopters have crashed, killing several pilots even as it remains the workhorse of the armed forces.

Another lesson for India from Ukraine: DRDO must get its act together & get along with military

DRDO projects are victims of massive time and cost overruns, plus there's a trust deficit between them and the armed forces. These issues need fixing.

Ukraine crisis has many lessons for India. Most important: Atmanirbharta is the way forward

The war in Ukraine has woken up Europe from slumber, reshaping the European focus on military and the criticality of investing in defence.

India’s new Maritime Security Coordinator is 22 years too late. But it ticks many boxes

A Group of Ministers, set up in 2000, after the Kargil conflict, had first recommended setting up “an apex body for the management of maritime affairs”.

India’s defence budget is good news for Navy, BRO; bad news for China. But there’s a catch

Budgetary hikes in defence allocation do mask the challenge of the availability of resources. Sustained growth is needed to fill this gap.

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.

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Narendra Modi | Wikimedia Commons

Revadi jibe shows Modi govt letting its insecurities do the talking, not economics

Why exactly should the Prime Minister be worried about the welfare model of an opposition party that barely controls two state governments?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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